Akshat Jain is an artist committed to outreach and civic practices through the field of music and his voice as a tubist. As an active performer, Akshat has performed with a number chamber ensembles including The West Michigan Brass Quintet, the Western Brass Quintet, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Brass Quintet and the Motor City Brass Quintet. He also began performing with the Gargoyle Brass and Organ ensemble in the Fall of 2018. His teaching engagements include students of various levels in the Lockport, Romeoville, and Lansing areas in addition to students in Chicago. Aside from freelance/teaching work, Akshat is a founding member of the Origin Brass Quintet, an ensemble committed to educational outreach and the development of contemporary repertoire for the genre.
Akshat has performed numerous premieres including works for solo tuba, various chamber works, brass quintet, jazz combo, big band, and orchestral works. He believes that contemporary music is the voice for future generations of musicians and aspires to commission and develop new works throughout his career for a variety of genres.
Akshat is pursuing a MM at DePaul University and holds degrees from Ball State University and the Interlochen Arts Academy. Originally from Vadodara, India, he has lived in Zambia, Thailand, Canada and the United States. His talents have taken him to the OperaMaya Festival in Cancún, Mexcio; the Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, Michigan; Fresh Inc Music Festival in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the Seoul International Community Orchestra Festival in Seoul, South Korea. In the summer of 2018, he attended the Aspen Music Festival. His principal teachers include Floyd Cooley, Matthew Lyon, Warren Deck, Anthony Kniffen, and Thomas Riccobono.